Vehicle Fire Leaves Oxnard Man in Critical Condition


DATE:           November 28, 2021, 0059 hours

SUBJECT:    Vehicle Fire Leaves Oxnard Man in Critical Condition

LOCATION: 105 N. Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard, CA  

VICTIM:       Thomas Solis, 37 Year Old, Oxnard Resident

                        Juan Cabrales, 55 Year Old, Oxnard Resident

CONTACT:  Edgar Fernandez, Sergeant

                        (805) 385-7763 | [email protected]

On November 28, 2021, at about 0059 hours, the Oxnard Police Department, along with Oxnard Fire Department, responded to 105 North Oxnard Boulevard, regarding a vehicle fire. Upon arrival, it was discovered that two males had been seated inside the vehicle when it caught fire. Both parties were able to exit the vehicle as the passenger compartment was overcome by flames. Several people standing nearby ran over to help the two victims as they exited the vehicle.

The Oxnard Fire Department quickly extinguished the fire. The two victims were transported to the local hospital for further medical treatment. Thomas Solis, an Oxnard resident, was later listed in critical condition. Juan Cabrales, also an Oxnard resident, was listed in stable condition.

The cause of the fire is not yet known. Investigators are seeking the assistance of anyone that may have seen the fire start or was in the area when this incident occurred. There were several people that assisted the victims as they exited the vehicle. Many of those people left prior to officer arrival and have not yet been identified.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have video recorded or photographed all or part of the incident, to upload your media directly to the investigators via the following link: All submissions are immediately logged into the Oxnard Police Department’s digital evidence system.  Contact information is not stored by Axon and community members can remain anonymous, choosing to upload their files without providing contact information.

Also, investigators are encouraging anyone who may have heard or seen anything to contact Detective Charles Buttell (805) 385-7688.  Also, anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s, and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity.  You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so. You can also remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site: to submit a tip via text or email.

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